Jim Bruno's songs have been recorded by Shawn Colvin, Chuck Prophet, Mary Lou Lord, Cliff Eberhardt, Thad Cockrell, Maurice Tani and Laurie MacAllister. 

As a performing songwriter he has performed with or opened shows for the following artists: Shawn Colvin, Timothy B Schmidt, Graham Parker, John Gorka, Charlie Musselwhite, Joe Ely, Greg Brown, Mary Lou Lord, Steve Forbert, Bill Morrissey, Big Twist, and Cliff Eberhardt.  He’s performed at the Greenwich Village Folk Festival, the Udine Folk Festival in Udine, Italy and has toured five times in Europe. He also played bass, guitar and sang in the Shawn Colvin Band for a number of years and often performed with Shawn as a duet.

He previously taught songwriting at Foothill College and at the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley. 

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Previous events

Beatles Night Benefit for Josie's Place

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Noe Valley Ministry , 1021 Sanchez St, San Francisco, CA 94114

This is a benefit for Josie's Place. Ten performers each performing two Beatle Songs. The performers include Karen Almquist, Wendy Beckerman, Hiram Bell, Paul Griffiths, Chris Jefferies, Dennis Juarez, John Palme, Mick Shaffer, Maurice Tani and me. It will be a great night for a great cause. Josie’s Place provides support in a safe and caring environment, to children, teens, and their families in the San Francisco Bay Area who are grieving a death of a family member or friend. https://josiesplace.org/


This will be a special Birthday performance! My friends Claudia Russell and Bruce Kaplan will be performing as well. You'll love Claudia and Bruce. Great songs and a great sense of humor. Come to the show and go out in North Beach for dinner. Come and help us celebrate!

Madame Guitar Festival, Tricesimo, Italy

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Madame Guitar Festival , Tricesimo, Italy

I'll be performing in the Madame Guitar Festival in Tricesimo, Italy north of Venice. Madame Guitar is one of the most famous acoustic guitar festivals in Italy. It has been held since 2006 on the 4th weekend of September in Friuli, in Tricesimo (4 km from the Udine Nord motorway exit) and has seen the participation of some of the greatest international interpreters of the six strings.


I'm really looking forward to performing in the bandshell in Golden Gate Park! I'm proud to be included in the great songwriters series presented by Illuminate Live in association with SF Parks Alliance and SF RPD present: Illuminate Live - Wednesday Singer/Songwriter Series